This book has surveyed designs for houses, hospitals and airports among other constructions and continues to remain a great platform for architects, designers, engineers & infrastructural professionals, landscape artists, environmentalists and a host of other professionals.
It has worked a lot to harnessing the latent architectural genius of India and rekindles the past glory of Indian architecture. This book is dedicated to the Indian airports and the grand strides they have made over the years.
In airport designing, India has come a long way from miniature terminals consisting of air traffic control (ATC) tower, hanger and runway to huge terminals taking the shape of airports cities. Today commercial and non-airport segment occupies more space on airports, giving them gigantic financial leverage. These modern terminals are our window to the world.
Both in terms of scale and aesthetic design, Indian airports show that we are second to none. As India is fast emerging as a global power, it has emerged as a global aviation hub. The word has even come from the horse’s mouth. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has admitted that India has the potential of carrying 4 billion passengers every year by 2020. And our designers are well prepared and eminently qualified to design and revamp the airports to meet this projection
New Skies, the coffee table book on modern airports & its designing in India, is the outcome of the efforts of some renowned architects. Besides, detailed descriptions of 31 airports, including five private airports, it has taken up various aspects of airport designing & planning. The book is replete with the various technicalities, aesthetics and environmental issues etc. related to airport designing in India. Most notably, a separate section has been devoted to new generation airport planning. In brief, the book depicts how vibrant Indian architecture is. I trust it will enrich your knowledge of airports and their design while luring you with its looks. And we bet, even as a layman, it will change a common man looks at airports.
"Archi Design is an exclusive spokes media towards the awareness of Art & Architecture in particular and building industry in general. The various activities of Archi Design, through its magazine-Archi Design Perspective and other platforms as - the Architects of the Year Awards, Design Ideas Competition for students, seminars & workshops etc. have ignited the minds of professionals consistently for over 2 decades now. And going strong. I can proudly say with confidence that this forum with the dedicated effort of Mr. Sudhir Sarup and his Team Archi Design would go a long way in providing direction and guidelines for the futuristic approach towards sensitive issues of urban as well as rural development in India. I wish Archi Design a great success for the mission and invite all AEC professionals to join & be a part of Archi Design Movement.".
Prof. Charanjit Singh Shah